Programme

Architecture on Film: Theory of Achievement + Gut Renovation + Q&A

Tues 15 September 2015, 6.30pm

There goes the neighborhood: the before and after of artist-led regeneration. Hartley’s hilarious satirical melodrama meets Friedrich’s devastating diary of development and despair, to chart a changing Williamsburg over 30 years. Followed by a Skype Q&A with Gut Rennovation director Su Friedrich.

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Architecture on Film: The Machine Stops + Fortress of Solitude + Q&A with Bruce Sterling, Joseph Grima and Simone Niquille

Tues 23 June 2015, 6.30pm

A pair of films exploring the mechanised home, the internet of things and living in the Information Age. Featuring the work of design research collaborative Space Caviar, and a rare screening of a 1960s BBC drama, and followed by conversation with Joseph Grima, Simone Niquille and science-fiction legend Bruce Sterling.

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Selling the Dream

Weds 17 June 2015, 6.30pm

This debate investigates the role of storytelling as an architectural tool led by a panel of architects and journalists working at the coalface of narrative weaving.

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New Architects 3: A decade of new British talent

Deadline: Wednesday 10 June

The Architecture Foundation is seeking applications for inclusion in a major publication surveying the best British architectural practices established in the past ten years.

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Architecture on Film: Pripyat

Tues 12 May 2015, 7pm

London premiere of an award-winning early work from leading documentarian Nikolaus Geyrhalter (Our Daily Bread) exploring Chernobyl’s ‘zone of alienation’ through a portrait of the ghost town of Pripyat – abandoned since the 1986 nuclear disaster – and the people who live and work there.

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Architecture on Film: My Winnipeg + Lettre à Freddy Buache + Cold

Tues 31 March 2015, 7pm

Two leading auteur filmmakers, Jean-Luc Godard and Guy Maddin, respond with idiosyncratic brilliance to commissions to create filmic portraits of towns they have called home. Maddin's celebrated and singular 'surrealist mocumentary' explores the director's Canadian hometown. Godard's letter of refusal offers a concise essay on cinema, place and urban experience.

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Architecture on Film: Bernardes + Q&A

Tues 13 January 2015, 7pm

The UK premiere of a documentary tracing the life and work of the iconic (yet virtually unknown) Brazilian architect Sergio Bernardes. An incredible story of architecture, family and history traces his path from a playboy mid-century design-star to a radical futurist innovator, whose controversial ideas would eventually leave him bankrupt and forgotten. Introduced by Lisbon-based architect Pedro Costa, the screening will be folowed by a Skype Q&A between Costa and the directors of Bernardes.

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Architecture on Film: One Way Boogie Woogie / 27 Years Later

Weds 10 December 2014, 7pm

A masterwork of avant-garde filmmaking, James Benning's Boogie Woogie surveys the industrial landscape of Milwaukee through 60 one minute vignettes. 27 years later Benning remade the film, charting the passage of time upon the urban environment and his protagonists.

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Architecture on Film: The World + Dallas Southfork in Hermes Land

Weds 19 November 2014, 7pm

A pair of films exploring the meeting of dreams with globalised realities, unfolding within fantastical stage sets of architectural facsimiles. Set in a Beijing themepark composed of recreated global architectural icons, Jia Zhangke's The World offers a mesmerising allegory of desire, globalisation and urban life. Synder's artwork portrays a Romanian oligarch’s fantastical construction of the ranch from the American TV show Dallas.

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Futures in the Making: A Panel Discussion Exploring the Future of Architectural Education

Wed 26 November 2014, 7pm

A Panel Discussion Exploring the Future of Architectural Education chaired by Robert Mull. 

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Architecture on Film: The Airstrip: Decampment of Modernism, Part III + Two Museums + Q&A

Weds 8 October 2014, 7pm

An experimental investigation of modernity via architectural form, Emigholz’ employs his signature ‘frame tale’ of moving photographs to produce an abstracted visual essay, forensically observing architectures of power and ideologies made concrete. We are delighted to present the film's UK premiere, accompanied by a Q&A with the director.

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Thamesmead Urban Pioneers

27 September – 6 October 2014

In Autumn 2014 The Architecture Foundation's Urban Pioneers programme is heading to Thamesmead, where we will be working with a group of young people to make a film that investigates the local built environment and issues it faces.

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Poplar Summer School

July – August 2014

As part of Spotlight's summer holiday programme, The Architecture Foundation worked with a group of young people who live or study around Poplar to critically explore the area through a series of free creative workshops.

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Architecture on Film: Torre David + Occupying Brazil + Mumbai + Gran Horizonte + Q&A

Thurs 10 July 2014, 7pm

A survey through film of global informal design strategies and the critical socio-economic circumstances that have led to self-initiated and semi-legal adaptations of abandoned buildings in South America. Plus a Q&A with interdisciplinary design studio Urban-Think Tank's Alfredo Brillembourg and Daniel Schwarz, chaired by writer and curator Justin McGuirk.

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Architecture on Film: The Competition + Q&A with Angel Borrego

Thurs 8 May 2014, 7pm

An intriguing, behind-the-scenes report of a competition between star architects Jean Nouvel, Frank Gehry, Dominique Perrault, Zaha Hadid and Norman Foster who have been invited to put forward designs for the future National Museum of Art of Andorra. 

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Architecture on Film: Post-producing Architecture – HLM, Habitations Légèrement Modifiées + Q&A

Thurs 13 March 2014, 7pm

An evening exploring the refurbishment of the Bois le Prêtre tower in Paris, France, by Lacaton and Vassal with Frédéric Druot, through the UK premiere of a new feature length documentary about the building process using the voices of its inhabitants. The screening will be accompanied by a Q&A with the director.

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Designing with Nature: Designing with Parameters – What’s Next?

Thurs 27 February 2014, 7pm

A panel discussion exploring the future of 'designing with parameters', featuring a group of architects working with parameter tools in their daily practice.

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Designing with Nature: Michael Pawlyn Lecture

Mon 17 February 2014, 7pm

A talk by Founder and Director of Exploration Micheal Pawlyn exploring the projects featured in the exhibition, followed by a discussion with a group of multi-disciplinary respondents.

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Derry~Londonderry Urban Pioneers

March - April 2014

For winter 2014 the Urban Pioneers programme is heading to Derry~Londonderry, the first national location for the programme. 

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Architecture on Film: Rybczynski – Exploring Space + Introduction by Theo Lorenz

Thurs 23 January 2014, 7pm

A selection of short films from the Polish filmmaker Zbigniew Rybczynski, pioneer of experimental animated films and multimedia, accompanied by an introductory lecture by Theo Lorenz.

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Good News From Nowhere: Halls, Buildings, Public Use

Tues 17 December 2013, 7pm

An evening panel discussion exploring village halls and other rural public buildings, featuring the current development of the Coniston Cricket Pavilion.

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Good News From Nowhere: Cows, Conservation and Controversy

Sat 14 December 2013, 2–5 pm

An afternoon session exploring the reality of running a farm, husbandry and conservation policies.  

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Good News From Nowhere: Shops, Buildings, Constructions

Wed 11 December 2013, 7pm

An evening panel discussion exploring shops and trade, local production and trans-local economies. 

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Good News From Nowhere: The Palestinian Village Of Birzeit – Cultivating Spatial Possibilities

Sat 7 December 2013, 3–5pm

The Palestinian Centre for Architectural Conservation in Palestine present a project in Birzeit village by Yara Sharif and Nasser Golzari for Riwaq.

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Good News From Nowhere: Farm Dream Up Workshop

Sat 7 December 2013, 12–3pm

An informal afternoon session to present and brainstorm ideas and ambitions for the development of places in the countryside that visitors have, have a link to, or might want to develop.

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Mapping the Elephant

December 2013 - March 2014

The Architecture Foundation is working with ten local young people to investigate Elephant and Castle, its built environment and the challenges it faces.

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John Edwards Lecture 2013: Peter Marino in conversation with Marc Jacobs

Thurs 5 December 2013, 7pm

The AF’s headline lecture and trans-disciplinary dialogue will this year present New York-based architect Peter Marino in conversation with fashion designer Marc Jacobs.

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Architecture on Film: Italy – The New Domestic Landscape, MoMA, 1972 + Q&A with Gaetano Pesce and Peter Lang

Thurs 28 November 2013, 7pm

Experimental films from Italy’s 70s design avant-garde (Joe Colombo, Ettore Sottsass Jr., Gaetano Pesce, Superstudio and more) gain a rare showing on the big screen, accompanied by a special Q&A with designer and architect, Gaetano Pesce and design historian and curator, Peter Lang.

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Adaptation Lab: Adaptation Talks: Philippe Rahm

Fri 22 November 2013, 12–3pm

Join the Adaptation Lab for a relaxed lunchtime gathering in which Jeffrey Inaba, Founder of INABA and Director at C-Lab, will lead a live online conversation with Philippe Rahm.

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Adaptation Lab: Adapting Digital Technologies to Cities

Thurs 21 November 2013, 7pm

A panel discussion bringing into dialogue leading voices from architecture, technology, urban development, computing and engineering to discuss the future of technology in our cities.

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Adaptation Lab: Adaptation Talks: Jürgen Mayer H.

Wed 20 November 2013, 12–3pm

Join the Adaptation Lab for a relaxed lunchtime gathering in which Benedict Clouette (C-Lab Research Coordinator) will lead a live online conversation with Jürgen Mayer H.

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Adaptation Lab: Architecture, Technology and the City + Q&A with Rick Robinson

Tues 19 November 2013, 7pm

Jeffrey Inaba, Founder, INABA; Director, Columbia Laboratory for Architectural Broadcasting (C-Lab), will present C-Lab’s ongoing research into the relationship between technology and the built environment.

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Good News From Nowhere: Farms, Land Use, Landscapes

Tues 3 December 2013, 7pm

An evening exploring future visions for agricultural land use, in discussion with a select panel of speakers.

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Futures in the Making: London School of Architecture Launch Event

Tues 12 November, 7pm

The London School of Architecture's first social event hosted in the AF Project Space.

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Futures in the Making: Tools of the Trade – Building from Uncertainties

Tues 5 November 2013, 7pm

The AF and BlackGrout lead a discussion exploring alternative avenues for architectural education.

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Futures in the Making: Tools of the Trade - Translating Crafts

Thurs 31 October 2013, 7pm

An evening with BlackGrout exploring future paths for recent architecture graduates.

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Futures in the Making: The Three Ecologies

Thurs 17 October 2013, 7pm

An evening exploring the projects displayed in the Futures in the Making exhibition, in discussion with the participating graduates and respondents.

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Architecture on Film: John Smith's London

Tues 24 September 2013, 7pm

A portrait of London through the eyes of artist, filmmaker and avant-garde hero John Smith, who will be with us on the evening to discuss his work and the capital, with celebrated film historian and curator, Ian Christie.

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Culture + Commerce: If I Had a Hammer... Our DIY Future – Are Cohousing and Self-Build the Answer to our Domestic Woes?

Weds 18 September 2013, 7pm

Can't afford to get on the property ladder? Perhaps building your own future is way forward. Featuring LILAC leeds, the UK's first affordable ecological cohousing project, and Hab Housing, a developer of sustainable housing with a strong focus on the custom build market, established by Kevin McCloud, and architect Silvia Ullmayer.

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Culture + Commerce: Appropriate Measures – Can Established Planning and Preservation Measures be Adapted to Protect More Radical Forms of Culture?

Weds 11 September 2013 7pm

Can the Southbank Skatepark be saved, by registering it as a Village Green? Can the London Pub be preserved through UNESCO World Heritage status? An exploration of the creative legal loopholes that might be employed to stall the city's mall-ification. 

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Culture + Commerce – Money Talks: Can we (re)design economic systems to preserve the city as a site of experimentation?

Mon 9 September 2013 7pm

Can the logic of markets be re-routed to help create an economic platform for alternative businesses? Can currency itself be used as an urban agent? And how can we make permanent the spirit of 'meanwhile' projects? Something & Son (FARM:Shop) and Josh Ryan-Collins (The Brixton Pound / New Economics Foundation) discuss free trade zones and alternative currencies.

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Viewpoint for Camley Street Natural Park

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A collaborative project with emerging Finnish architects, Aarti, Ollila & Ristola to design and build a permanent Floating Viewpoint structure for Camley Street Natural Park in London’s King’s Cross.

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InsideFlows: Liz Ogbu

Tues 23 July 2013, 7pm

Celebrated urban innovator Liz Ogbu presents the Design for Reuse Primer and discusses how design can impact upon social change, and how architecture as a discipline might further expand its boundaries and capacities, in a rare UK lecture. Following her presentation, Liz will be joined in conversation by Professor Robert Mull, The Cass.

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Platterform at the Skyroom

Selected hours on Wednesdays - Saturdays, Summer 2013

Visit the AF and then enjoy relaxed drinks and sample food from London's up-and-coming restaurant entrepreneurs in our rooftop Skyroom this summer.

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InsideFlows: DIY Speaker Workshop with Technology Will Save Us

Tues 16 July 2013, 6.30-9.30pm

'Superuse' materials and objects of your own choosing as DIY loudspeakers, in this special workshop with Technology Will Save Us.

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Architecture on Film: Drop City

Tues 9 July 2013 7.00pm

An evening exploring the mythology of the legendary Drop City, through the UK premiere of a new feature length documentary on the 60s geodesic countercultural commune and its inhabitants' dreams of creating a new civilization on the scrapheap of a wasteful society, and a 1968 BBC documentary identifying Drop City as a utopia on earth.  

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And the Winner Is... Urban Exhibitionism? What is an Architecture Festival For?

Mon 24 June 2013 6.30pm

The final event in the And The Winner Is..? series investigates the purpose and impact of architectural festivals and biennales.

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InsideFlows: Jan Jongert on Resource-Based Design

Tues 4 June 2013, 7pm

Jan Jongert, co-founder and Head of Research at Superuse Studios, presents the InsideFlows project alongside his practice's ongoing and investigations into “superusing available flows and resources and connecting them into urban ecosystems.” 

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And the Winner Is... Awards: What Are They Good For?

Thur 2 May 2013 6.30pm

The second event in the And The Winner Is..? events series investigates the purpose and impact of architectural prize giving, including contributions from the Pritzker, Aga Khan, Holcim and RIBA awards.

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Architecture on Film: Mock-Ups in Close-Up: Architectural Models in Film, 1919-2012

Thur 18 April 2013 7.00pm

In a live introduction and Q&A, film-makers Gabu Heindl and Drehli Robnik present their research project mapping the appearance of architectural models across narrative cinema; taking us on a historical journey through architecture's filmic caricature, charting the model as an unsung, supporting character. 

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If You Build It, Will They Come? New Cultural Projects in Abu Dhabi, Hong Kong and St Petersburg

Mon 15 April 2013 6.30pm

A look at three of the world’s most anticipated grand urban cultural projects, to critically explore the use of architecture and art in urban development strategies. With Ateliers Jean Nouvel, WORKac, Foster + Partners and more.

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We Made That: Learning from The Open Office, chaired by Oliver Wainwright

Wed 20 March 2013, 7pm

Following five fast and furious weeks of research and debate at The Open Office, We Made That reflect upon the project and attempt to draw conclusions on key issues facing accessible and socially engaged urban practices into the future.

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Michelle Provoost: No Such Thing As Community?

Wed 13 March 2013, 7pm

Michelle Provoost brings an international perspective to The Open Office’s exploration of the relationships between communities and urban planning.

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Film Screening: The Social Life of Small Urban Spaces

Wed 27 February 2013, 7pm

Join "The Open Office" to watch William H. Whyte's charming and witty observations of public space in 1980s New York.

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Architecture on Film: Chelsea on the Rocks

Tues 12 February 2013 7.00pm

Abel Ferrara (Bad Lieutenant, King of New York) turns his lens on a different kind of urban violence from his usual - in this end-of-an-era portrait of the legendary Hotel Chelsea at the moment of its brutal shift from bohemian sanctuary to boutique hotel. Plus, footage of the Chelsea from artist, filmmaker, and former resident, Jonas Mekas.

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And the Winner Is... Competitive Advantages?

Fri 8 March 2013
9.30am – 1pm

The And The Winner Is..? events series kicked off with a morning of discussion and investigation into architectural competitions.

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Croydon Urban Pioneers

January - May 2013

As part of The Architecture Foundation's 2013 education programme, the Urban Pioneers are going to Croydon. 

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Sounding Space: Emptyset

Thurs 13 December 2012 6-9pm

A site-specific one-night only installation from experimental electronic musical duo Emptyset, exploring the relationship between sound and space, architecture and music.

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Architecture on Film: Le Centre Georges Pompidou / Cloud Island

Tues 11 December 2012 7.00pm

A night at the museum, documenting two world-leading, yet very different, museums (the Pompidou and the Inujima 'art island') through the lenses of two of cinema and art's greatest filmmakers: Roberto Rossellini and Fiona Tan.

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John Edwards Lecture 2012: Liz Diller and Christian Marclay in conversation

Thurs 6 December 2012 7pm

The AF’s headline lecture and trans-disciplinary meeting of minds this year sees Diller Scofidio + Renfro founding partner Liz Diller in conversation with artist Christian Marclay.

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Architecture on Film: Streetwise / The Houseless Shadow

Weds 17 October 2012 6.30pm

A double bill of films exploring life on the street. The incredible Streetwise – a 1984 documentary on street kids in America's 'most liveable city' – meets William Raban's contemporary invocation of Charles Dickens' nocturnal promenades of urban London.

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A Marylebone Atlas

October - November 2012

In Autumn 2012 a group of young cartographers are going to explore the built environment of Marylebone to create a new conceptual atlas of place.

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Three Little Worlds: Rachel Pimm - The Tower of Babble

Thurs 23 August 2012 7pm

Rachel Pimm welcomes the public into her inhabitation of Three Little Worlds, with an evening performance exploring imaginary worlds and new forms of society, via a troupe of method-acting actors.

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Three Little Worlds: Rachel Pimm - Portfolio

21-25 August 2012

Three Little Worlds hosts artist Rachel Pimm for a week-long residency, exploring living as performance and architecture as a stage set.

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Three Little Worlds: Screening – We Live in Public

Weds 15 August 2012 7pm

An award winning film documenting 'Warhol of the Web' Josh Harris' prescient millenial experiments into a life lived in public and mediated through technology, programmed in response to Three Little World's investigations into the performative potential of architecture.

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Three Little Worlds: Klaus Toons

Tues 24 July 2012 7pm

Celebrated architectural cartoonist and satirist Klaus Toons presents and exhibits his work within Three Little Worlds' alternate universe.

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LFA King's Cross Focus Weekend

6 July – 8 July 2012

In a programme curated by The Architecture Foundation together with local architecture practice Squire and Partners, the King's Cross neighbourhood will come alive from 6-8 July with a series of 'Urban Actions' aimed to improve our city.

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Three Little Worlds: Citizens of No Place - Lecture, Discussion and Book Launch with Jimenez Lai

Tues 3 July 2012 7pm

Subtitled 'An Architectural Graphic Novel,' join us for conversation and drinks at the UK book launch for Jimenez Lai's architectural manifesto. In the midst of his AF installation, Lai will present his book and wider work, in conversation with Sam Jacob, FAT. 

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Heathrow Urban Pioneers

July - September 2012

As part of The Architecture Foundation's 2012 education programme, the Urban Pioneers are coming to Heathrow. 

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Three Little Worlds: Benjamin Critton – Sad People in Modernist Homes in Popular Films Slumber Party

Thurs 28 June 2012 7pm till late

New York based graphic designer Critton holds a live research session, discussion and movie marathon for his forthcoming project, tentatively titled Sad People in Modernist Homes in Popular Films. Bring your own sleeping bag.

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SHIFTS: Owen Hatherley - A New Kind of Bleak

Thurs 7 June 2012 7pm

Owen Hatherley presents and previews his forthcoming book, A New Kind Of Bleak - Journeys Through Urban Britain, in discussion with Fran Tonkiss, Director of the Cities Programme, London School of Economics.

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Architecture on Film: Living in the City of Tomorrow / Die Bauten Adolf Hitlers + Q&A with Deyan Sudjic and Marian Engel

Tues 29 May 2012 7pm

In response to the Barbican Art Gallery's major Bauhaus: Art as Life exhibition, Architecture on Film brings you a double bill of films exploring the changing relationship between modernism and power, and the UK Premiere of Living In The City of Tommorrow (Leben in der Stadt von Morgen).

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SHIFTS: How Did We Get Here, and What Comes Next? Book Launch + Discussion

Tues 22 May 2012 7pm

Exhibition curators Nanne de Ru of Powerhouse Company and Hans Ibelings explore the themes of the exhibition and launch a new publication resulting from its research, in conversation with Alice Fung (00:/), Christopher Choa (AECOM), chaired by Peter Buchanan, author of Architecture Review's The Big Rethink.

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If You Build It, Will They Come? From Bilbao to Hastings

Fri 20 July 2012 6.30pm

'If You Build It' is a new thematic series of Architecture + Art discussions exploring the confluence of architecture and art as agents of urban change in newly built gallery and museum projects across the world. The series opens with an off-site event at the recently opened Jerwood Gallery, Hastings, with a tour of the building and an explorative panel discussion, chaired by Tom Dyckhoff.

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South Kilburn Studios: Notes on an Experiment

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Edited by The AF and designed by Work +Play, South Kilburn Studios: Notes on an Experiment, documents the creation and life of South Kilburn Studios.

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SHIFTS: The Dubai In Me

Tues 15 May 2012 7pm

An essay-film from polemical Berlin-based musician, and filmmaker, Christian Von Borries, which we are delighted to be bringing to the UK for its first screening, within the context of the SHIFTS exhibition. Shots of Dubai combine with footage from Second Life, real estate promotional videos, and quotations from Jacques Ranciere to probe boom-town Dubai and the global business of city-making.

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Peckham Charrette: Six Teams. One Day. Zero Computers.

13 - 26 April 2012

Six Teams. One Day. Zero Computers. An exhibition of results from six architect and lighting designer teams to the Architects' Journal's design challenge to transform live sites on Peckham’s Rye Lane. 

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inmidtown Habitats Exhibition

28 March - 17 April

An exhibition of the three shortlisted designs selected for the inmidtown Habitats Competition will go on display at Central Saint Giles - the new Renzo Piano development in central London.

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5th International Architecture Biennale Rotterdam: Making City & Atelier Istanbul

Tues 13 March 2012 7pm

Joachim Declerck and Dirk Sijmons explore the Biennale's working methods as both a cultural operator and a platform for research and development, with a focus on its current work in Istanbul. The event will be chaired by Beatrice Galilee.

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SuperCrit 3 & 4: Book Launch

Tue 6 March 6.30pm

Celebrate the pubication of the third and fourth instalments of the SuperCrit books Series with Richard Rogers and Bernard Tschumi. 

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Architecture on Film: Style Wars / The Subconscious Art of Graffiti Removal

Tues 21 February 2012 7pm

New York’s original generation of graffiti artists meet their accidentally avant-garde civic counterparts – or competitors – in this double bill exploring legal and illegal use of the city as an urban canvas.

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Willesden Green Urban Pioneers

February - March 2012

As part of The Architecture Foundation's 2012 education programme, the Urban Pioneers are coming to Willesden Green. 

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Sounding Space: The Olduvai Cliff, Sam Griffin in collaboration with Guy Wood and Jo Wills

Mon 16 January 2012 6-9pm

The AF Project Space becomes an endorphin-stimulating sonic topography, in a one-night only installation from artist Sam Griffin, in collaboration with musicians Guy Wood and Jo Wills. This event launches Sounding Space - a new series of events exploring the relationship between sound and space and architecture and music, at the AF.

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John Edwards Lecture 2011: Rem Koolhaas, OMA, in conversation with Nicholas Serota, Tate

Mon 12 December 2011 7pm

The AF’s headline lecture and trans-disciplinary meeting of minds this year sees OMA / AMO founding partner Rem Koolhaas in conversation with Tate Director, Sir Nicholas Serota. 

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AF Past Directors' Dialogues: Rowan Moore

Thur 1 December 2011 7pm

The final event in our series of live institutional retrospectives for our 20th anniversary, sees Rowan Moore in conversation with Liza Fior.

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A Commission for the AF's Windows by Helios Capdevila

December 2011 - April 2012

The Architecture Foundation celebrates its 20th anniversary with a graphic commission for its windows, by Helios Capdevila. 

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Architecture on Film: Mur Murs / Get Out of the Car

Tues 29 November 2011 7pm

A pair of personal responses to the movie capital’s other painted backdrops from two of the world’s greatest documentary filmmakers, exploring the city’s mural culture over 30 years. Introduced by Stuart Comer, Curator of Film, Tate Modern.

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Autodesk YAYA 2011 Presentations

Tues 8 November 2011 7pm

An evening of presentation and discussion from the five practices shortlisted for the Autodesk Young Architect of the Year Award 2011, in partnership with Building Design. 

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Performance by Longmeg

Fri 28 October 2011 7pm

Longmeg, the band of artists Edwin Burdis and Kieron Livingstone, closes Just the Flip Side of the Wall with an audio-visual response to the installation, the city and London.

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P.E.A.R III.5: A salon with the editors

Wed 26 October 2011 7pm

A live ‘issue’ of the Paper for Emerging Architectural Research (P.E.A.R).

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KPF/AF Student Travel Award 2011: Exhibition

25 October - 25 November

To showcase their winning ideas and to celebrate the completion of their summer internships, this year's winners Holly Hayward and Ben Reynolds will star in an exhibition and talk exploring the KPF/AF Student Travel Award 2011.

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Cooperative Designs

Fri 21 - Sat 22 October 2011

Just The Flipside becomes a 24 hour shop from graphic knitwear duo, Cooperative Designs.

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Don't Tell Stories: Tales From The City

Sat 15 October 2011 4pm

A literary response to Post Work's exploration of the city as stage set, and the flip side of urban life, with author, Don't Tell Stories founder and former editor of Dazed and Confused, Rachel Newsome.

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Architecture on Film: The White Slave / 1, 2, 3 Rhapsody + Rem Koolhaas Introduction

Mon 10 October 2011 7pm

Rem Koolhaas’s 1960s cinematic exploits gain their UK Premiere. We are delighted to announce that the screening will be introduced by Shumon Basar and Rem Koolhaas, in person. 

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No Stop, Statue, Machine

Saturdays at 3pm, throughout the exhibition

Melissa Appleton, Matthew Butcher and Edwin Burdis anthropomorphise the city in a psychadelic film and sound work - the trio's first major collaboration.

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South Kilburn Studios: Trainee Exhibition

9-23 September 2011

To celebrate their time at South Kilburn Studios the trainees will be putting on a final exhibition showcasing the work that they have created over their time at the studios.

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Urban Pioneers Alumni Programme

August - September 2011

Following successful multidisciplinary education programmes across London, The Architecture Foundation delivered the Urban Pioneers Alumni Programme in South Kilburn during August and September 2011.

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Faith in the City: Book Launch

Weds 27 July 2011 9.30-11am

A morning launch of a publication documenting and critically expanding upon the AF's November 2010 symposium, Faith in the City. With discussion led by James Pallister, Architects' Journal, and the first screening of a short documentary on last year's symposium.

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AF Past Directors' Dialogues: Lucy Musgrave

Weds 20 July 2011 7pm

For the second in a series of presentations celebrating The AF's 20th anniversary, former Director Lucy Musgrave will present key projects from the AF Archive alongside a panel of past collaborators including Professor Robert Mull, Mark Fisher, Andreas Whittam Smith, and Peter Bishop.

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New Ideas for New Holland

16-30 July 2011

An exhibition of new ideas for New Holland Island, a unique 8-hectare site in the heart of historic St Petersburg, is on show at the new Naval Museum directly opposite the Island.

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New Ideas for New Holland

16-30 July 2011

An exhibition of new ideas for New Holland Island, a unique 8-hectare site in the heart of historic St Petersburg, is on show at the new Naval Museum directly opposite the Island.

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20 Houses: TAKA (IE), Studio Octopi (UK), Warren Techentin (US)

Tues 5 July 2011, 6.30pm

The second part of the 20 Houses: a New Residential Landscape series looks at residential retreat solutions that let nature take the lead and provide the formal and programmatic inspiration, with emerging practices from Ireland, USA and the UK, debating real world commissions and fanasy architecture.

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20 Houses: FourFourSixSix (UK), Hurst Song Architekten (CH), pasel.künzel architects (NL)

Tues 14 June 2011, 6.30pm

The first part of the 20 Houses: a New Residential Landscape series will focus on designs that integrate house and landscape, with presentations from Swiss, Dutch and UK-based practices from Wallpaper*s 2011 Architects Directory.

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Canada Water Urban Pioneers

June - July 2011

As part of The Architecture Foundation's 2011 education programme, young people studying at Bacon's College collaborated with a series creative professionals to explore Canada Water's built environment and urban public space.

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The Resourceful Architect: Day of Ideas

9.30am-5pm Weds 18 May 2011

A day of ideas and debate at the RSA, as the seven shortlisted schemes from the RSA and AF's Call for Ideas about the future uses of architecture are presented to a public audience and expert panel.

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AF Past Directors' Dialogues: Ricky Burdett

Tues 10 May 2011 7pm

The AF's founding Director reflects upon the beginnings of the Foundation and his tenure, alongside a panel of past collaborators including Amanda Levete, Lord Richard Rogers, Tony Travers and Sir Peter Hall.

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Case #2: A Debate Between Contemporary Architectural Practices & Critics

Thurs 21 April 2011 7pm

Tony Fretton, Sam Jacob and Kieran Long debate the role of buildings as objects of design, criticism and use - through the lens of the Leicester Engineering Building.

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Carl Turner Architects installation at MUDE, Lisbon

from 21 April 2011

London based Carl Turner Architects are exhibiting their installation "Home from Home" at MUDE - the Design and Fashion Museum of Lisbon - as part of ‘New Architects: Portugal_UK' an international exchange programme delivered by the The Architecture Foundation, in partnership with the British Council, Ordem Dos Arquitectos and MUDE.

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Musicity

Tues 19 April 2011 6.00pm

An evening of live performance, DJs and conversation, exploring the city musically, architecturally and experientially through the lens of the Musicity project. With Paul Morley, David Adjaye, Peter Adjaye, Dr Michael Bull, Nick Luscombe, Ski Oakenfull, Palmskin Productions and Vicky Richardson.

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On Film: The Leicester Engineering Building

Thurs 14 April 2011 7pm

A special evening of archival footage and recent films exploring the Leicester Engineering Building and its architects, plus videos from artist Cyprien Gaillard.

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Supercrit #7: Michael Wilford presents the Staatsgalerie, Stuttgart

Fri 8 April 2011 4pm

To accompany the Stirling exhibition at Tate Britain, Stirling's partner Michael Wilford re-presents the building that got critics so hot under the collar in Supercrit #7: the latest in the series that takes world-leading architects back to school, in reflection on seminal projects or publications that have had a global impact on architectural thinking. 

In partnership with EXP / University of Westminster.

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AF at the Barbican: Laurie Anderson, Trisha Brown, Gordon Matta-Clark - Pioneers of the Downtown Scene, New York 1970s

Thurs 7 April 2011 6.30-10pm

Explore Anarchitecture and Gordon Matta Clark's reverberations into the present day, as the AF inhabits the Barbican exhibition for the evening. With author James Attlee, Sheffield University's Dr. Stephen Walker, and architectural collective Assemble.

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Case #1: A Debate Between the Architects, Critics and Users

Sat 2 April 2011 3-5pm

A debate between John McKean, Alan Berman and Alan Ponter, on the role of Stirling and Gowan's Leicester Engineering Building. Moderated by More Than exhibition curator, Joseph Bedford. A provocative discussion on the conflict between three different understandings of architecture: architecture as an object of design, an object of criticism and an object of everyday use.

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Critical Infrastructures: Archeworks

Weds 16 March 2011 6.30pm

Martin Felsen presents the work of this unconventional Chicago-based alternative design school, founded on the premise that good design should serve everyone. Chaired by Lucy Musgrave. 

SOLD OUT

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Architecture on Film: Detroit Wild City / Detroit: City On The Move + Q&A with artist, Florent Tillon

Tues 8 March 2011 6.15pm / Mon 11 April 8.45pm

The Motor City's past and present - a UK Premiere and archival footage. Plus a Q&A with Detroit Wild City director, French artist Florent Tillon.

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Bankside BikeShed: Exhibition

7-11 March 2011
Better Bankside Community Space

Following an international design competition, organised by the The Architecture Foundation, a selection of entries to design a modular, portable and secure cycle parking solution for the Better Bankside Business Improvement District will be exhibited at Better Bankside Community Space from 7-11 March 2011. The winning entry is to be built as a prototype in May 2011.

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KPF/AF Student Travel Award 2011

Now in its seventh year, The 2011 KPF/AF Student Travel Award aims both to support outstanding architecture students, and to encourage new creative thinking by students in the field of architecture.

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Critical Infrastructures: Center for Land Use Interpretation

Weds 23 Feb 2011 6.30pm

Matthew Coolidge presents his celebrated LA-based alternative research institution, and CLUI's exploration of the intentional and incidental forms and traces left by humans on the earth's surface. Chaired by Owen Hatherley. This event is now SOLD OUT.

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Critical Infrastructures: Center for Urban Pedagogy

Weds 2 Feb 2011 6.30pm

Damon Rich and Christine Gaspar, Centre for Urban Pedagogy - an organisation at the forefront of a new kind of civic education - one that uses design, media, and community engagement to lay the groundwork for effective democratic participation. Chaired by Heather Ring. This talk is SOLD OUT.

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Architecture on Film: Dark Days / Substrait

Mon 31 Jan 2011 6.30pm

An award winning document of a subterranean community in the tunnels beneath New York City, from a filmmaker who spent two years underground with his subjects and collaborators. Plus, artist Gordon Matta-Clark's parallel 1976 16mm sketchbook of NYC's sewers, crypts and tunnels.

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